The Here and Now of Mindful Coaching
With Philip Davidson
Friday, October 14, 2016
11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.
6200 West Club Lane
Mindfulness. It’s on everyone’s mind right now as a way to relieve stress, as a spiritual practice, as a routine to increase well-being. The trend is clear. But exactly how do we separate trendiness out to offer genuine guidance to our clients? How do we design our own mindfulness practice so that we can both enhance our own well-being and better serve our clients? Long time Richmond mindfulness practitioner Philip Davidson will talk us through some of the history of mindfulness tradition and its connection to other practices. He will show us how we, as coaches, can practice mindfulness as we coach and guide our clients who want to introduce mindfulness into their lives.
Participants can expect to:
- Better understand and appreciate the benefits of mindfulness as a tradition and practice
- Formulate ideas about how to personally practice mindfulness and use it in their coaching work.
- Use mindfulness in ways that enhance core competencies including active listening, coaching presence and establishing trust and intimacy with the client among others.
About the Presenter
Philip is a mindfulness coach, teacher, student and practitioner. He works with individuals in organizations to build their leadership skills by applying the basics of mindfulness: self-awareness, intention, clarity and kindness. He and wife, Kay, lead several Mindfulness Practice Groups, where individuals can learn to meditate and explore how they can apply the basics of mindfulness to their daily lives.
Phillip is a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute offered by the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. He grew up in Michigan and was educated in the Midwest, with a BA from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He and Kay have lived in Richmond since 1970